I am desperately trying to make the MFS TOOLS boot CD. I have the ISO image and saved it as a CD image in Nero. I even went so far as to make the boot floppy, which works fine. I can not get my computer to boot from the CD that I made.
1. Old as dirt P1 200 MHz computer: I didn't want to risk any of my newer PCs, in case I did something stupid.
2. Entered BIOS and set it to Boot from CD ROM
3. System says "Loading Boot Record from CDROM.."
4. I get "not found Boot Failure Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
Any ideas on what is wrong? It is definitively reading the CDROM drive as it power up, spins and the read light blinks. I realize that I can use the boot floppy that I made but my next step will be the LBA48 and The Zipper. Niether of these will boot from CD either. Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
I have a sledge hammer and I'm not afraid to use it.
My computer should be scared.
Last edited by Tracy RainH2o : 12-11-2005 at 04:52 PM.
Reason: change post title
I used the "Burn Image to Disc" option. I thought it had worked because my Tools CD for The Zipper had all the correct files, except my 000001 image file.
I know that on The Zipper guide you state not to burn as an ISO 9660. However I do not have options either way. If I use the Nero drive info tool, it lists the disc as being "ISO9660,Joliet" Is this the problem?
This may be the most basic Newbie mistake, but I'll admit to it. Maybe someone else can learn from my mistake.
I have more than a few CDs that I transfer files from work to home. Needless to say they already have a session written to them. I used these CDs to make my MFS TOOLS, LBA48 and Zipper boot CDs. Granted they had 98% of the total space left on them. Well I didn't read it anywhere but apparently it has to be a "virgin" for it to work. At least it did in my case.
That is the whole point. If you are worring about wasting a disc, use a CDRW, if the reader in the upgrade PC can read it.
I was not worried about wasting a disc. I go through hundreds of CDR and DVDR discs each year. I was ready to work on it this weekend and all of my unburned CDRs were at my studio. I really didn't think it would make a difference.
After much digging, I found one unopened CD. Lesson learned.